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SJ VanSandt 03-10-2017 09:41 AM

Very beautiful and unusual. I hope I don't offend by saying that the guitar looks very Finnish to me.

Liljeström 03-10-2017 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by nacluth (Post 5262048)
Beautiful work.



Thank you, means a lot hear comments!


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Liljeström 03-10-2017 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by SJ VanSandt (Post 5262124)
Very beautiful and unusual. I hope I don't offend by saying that the guitar looks very Finnish to me.



Haha, non taken! Im glad you brought that up; Im happy to hear it looks Finnish.


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Liljeström 03-10-2017 12:49 PM

So friends,

Today was the day to put strings on it to hear this Juniper Parlor for the first time.

I couldnt be happier with it; it is very dynamic and loud, very open and warm sounding parlor. It has rich natural reverb.

My goal when building these parlors is to build a guitar for everyone. Jazz players, blues players, fingerpickers, etc. A lot of times you hear people referring these parlors as a blues machines. I disagree. They can be much much more.

It was also the very first time for me to use masur birch fretboard. Seems to work fine. And definately eye catcher.

This is built without tropical endangered species, without cites woods, only FST certified woods or local wood from Finland.

I think it is proof enough that Im ready to skip tropical for local woods.

Im gonna try and send a video clip of how she sounds
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David Wren 03-13-2017 06:01 PM

There's some really interesting stuff going on here ... love it!

Dion James 03-14-2017 12:34 AM

The body shape of this guitar is wonderful!


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perttime 05-07-2017 03:15 AM

Missed this before.
I'm still not convinced that I want a parlour guitar - but I love the build.

I believe "masur birch" is a mutation of European white birch (Betula pendula), and often grows as crooked bushes. So getting large pieces can be hard.

For curly birch, a very large Betula pendula is likely to have it in the lower parts. Finnish builders are now commonly using it on electric guitars. Otherwise, birch will work for necks, backs and sides.

Liljeström 05-27-2017 01:51 AM

I was lucky to obtain some larger pieces from trunks that fell over a storm a decade ago. All these boards are special to have both masur and curl mixed together.


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Bronsky 05-27-2017 04:24 PM

Just found this thread...
what a beautiful instrument! I get inspired just looking at it!

Liljeström 05-29-2017 04:32 AM

Thanks Bronsky!
Appreciate it


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Steve Kinnaird 05-29-2017 08:25 AM

What a handsome little guitar!
Very well done sir.

Steve

perttime 05-30-2017 05:36 AM

Do you have more photos of the finished guitar?

Liljeström 06-05-2017 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve Kinnaird (Post 5356519)
What a handsome little guitar!

Very well done sir.



Steve



Thank you Steve!


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Liljeström 06-05-2017 01:05 AM

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Originally Posted by perttime (Post 5357539)
Do you have more photos of the finished guitar?



I'll try get some good pics soon!


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